Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure
The Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure offers you the ride of your life! With unique, semi-rigid inflatable rafts for a speedy trip. Without a doubt, this is the most fun and adventurous way to explore the Whitsunday Islands. This tour is a must-do when visiting Airlie Beach.
These ocean rafts are unlike any other vessels and are able to directly access Whitehaven Beach. With particularly easy access to the beach and the ocean, will get you as close to the Reef as possible! You will spend a full 2 hours exploring the expansive white sands of Whitehaven Beach, along with a picnic lunch. In addition, join a guided walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout to see the famous swirling sands. The Hill Inlet Lookout is the perfect place to capture those amazing shots – where no two photos are ever the same!
The Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure tour offers small group sizes, with a fleet of vessels available to carry 25-32 guests onboard. The Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure is a favourite for all guests. With access to 74 amazing Snorkel locations, you will visit 2 of the very best spots.
A crew member will take some happy snaps of the day, and these will be available to purchase after travel.
Looking for something a little different?
Alternatively, would you prefer more time to spend on Whitehaven Beach and a little less time snorkelling? For instance, why not take a look at the alternative itinerary that you can join – Ocean Rafting Southern Highlights. This itinerary visits only 1 Snorkelling location for the day but offers more beach time to relax and explore.
Short on time and want to maximise your day? Why not join the Fly and Raft package, and join a 1 Hour Scenic Flight. View the amazing Heart Reef from the sky, visit Whitehaven Beach and Snorkel the Coral Gardens. All the Great Barrier Reef highlights all in 1 day!
Your Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure Tour includes:
- Whitehaven Beach
- Hill Inlet Lookout
- Guided National Park Walks
- Reef and Island Naturalist Talks
- 2 Snorkel Locations
- All Snorkel Equipment as well as Flotation Devices
- Personalised Snorkel Instruction
- Courtesy Transfers from your Airlie Beach Accommodation
- Buffet Style Lunches
- Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hire
- Prescription Mask Hire
- Soft Drinks/Juice
What to bring
- Towel, hat as well as shoes.
- Waterproof camera.
- Cash purchases on board.
- If you have chosen not to have our buffet-style lunch, please ensure that you bring your own as we do not visit any resorts during the day.
- A sense of humour!
How to get there
Check-in for the Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure tour is at 7:45 am for an 8:45 am Departure.
Make your way to Ocean Rafting in the Coral Sea Marina North Village, Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach.
Parking is available in the large car park at Southern End of Coral Sea Marina, which is only a short 2 minutes stroll from the office. Pay and display your ticket.
For a free pick-up: Let us know your accommodation in the booking message field, and we will be in touch straight away with a pickup time for your complimentary shuttle to the marina.
We strongly recommend checking availability before booking.
This trip is suitable for all ages, (6+ months – weather permitting), in spite of this, the tour is unfortunately not suitable for guests with pre-existing back, neck or hip injuries or who are pregnant.
If you have a child under 4 years, please phone our office to check prior to booking.